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I joined the Department of Social Work and Social Care in 2013 and have held a variety of roles within the Department and Faculty. I am currently the Department's Lead Tutor for Learning, Teaching and Assessment and I co-ordinate Teaching Observations across the Faculty. I am both a registered social worker and a lawyer, and teach across both disciplines. I qualified as a social worker in 1992 and specialised in work with children and families. I later studied law at Kingston University and was awarded an LLB with first class honours, and then gained an M(Res) Law, Culture and Identity from Birkbeck College. Previously, I studied English at the University of Stirling and Social Work at the University of Aberdeen. I am also an accredited mediator.
I have a strong interest in the student experience of students in Higher education and undertook research funded by the OIA into the early resolution of student complaints. (2016)
I have been involved in several evaluations of social work and social care service provision:
Lindsay, Jane, Watson, Susan and Nilsson, David (2018) Assisting female sex-workers to exit prostitution. Report of an evaluation of a successful community based initiative. In: World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD) 2018; 04 -07 Jul 2018, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)
Watson, Susan and Lindsay, Jane (2016) Enabling victims of stalking to access justice. In: SWSD2016: Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development 2016: Promoting the Dignity and Worth of People; 27-30 Jun 2016, Seoul, South Korea. (Unpublished)
Nilsson, David, Lindsay, Jane and Watson, Susan (2017) An evaluation of the SPIRES Streetlink programme. (Project Report) Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London. 33 p. (Unpublished)
Lindsay, Jane and Watson, Susan (2016) An evaluation of services provided to high-risk victims of stalking by Paladin: The National Stalking Advocacy Service. (Project Report) Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London. 43 p. (Unpublished)
Watson, Susan, Lindsay, Jane, Kalogeropoulou, Konstantina, Proyer, Michelle and Scott-Hunt, Susan (2016) A study of the effectiveness of using early resolution methods to resolve student complaints in Higher Education. (Project Report) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Kingston University. 52 p.